Armed with the strongest evidence to date, researchers at the UW Medical School have established that sleep apnea -- episodes of breathing pauses during sleep -- is likely to be an important cause of hypertension. Results of their eight-year study involving more than 700 people appear in this week's (May 11) New England Journal of Medicine.
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